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Centers and Initiatives

The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business is home to centers and initiatives designed to give students the opportunity to pursue their interests and grow into high-achieving professionals. By taking advantage of these resources while in school, Purdue students can develop the skills to thrive after graduation.

Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business

The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business provides resources for Purdue women and men to become leaders in a diverse workforce with dedicated courses, a speaker series, and more.

Business Military Association

The Business Military Association supports veteran and active duty undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students as they pursue improved business and leadership skills.

Business Opportunity Program

Supporting Purdue students for more than 50 years, the Business Opportunity Program builds self-motivated, exceptional leaders. With an eight-week summer session, academic advising, career coaching, and more, the Business Opportunity Program gives students the tools to succeed.


Supported by the careers and recruiting office, CareerBound uses the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Readiness competencies as a measure of success to equip students with the skills that will stand out to employers, guiding them into a successful career.

Center for Behavioral Economics, Experiments and Public Policy

This behavioral and experimental economics research center brings together faculty, students and partners who combine theoretical insights with data from controlled experiments to better understand human decision making.

Center for Business Communication

The Center for Business Communication collaborates with key stakeholders to provide case competitions that give students a chance to practice and improve their analytic and communication skills.

Center for Working Well

The core mission of the Center for Working Well encompasses challenges with promoting personal well-being, creating sustainable performance, adopting to grand challenges in modern organizations, and cultivating positive and inclusive relationships at work and home.

Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises

Providing a bridge between students, faculty, and industry, the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises promotes education and real-world engagement for students interested in operations management, supply chain, and manufacturing management.

Dean V. White Real Estate Finance Program

The Dean V. White Real Estate Finance Program provides specialized minors, coursework, and experiential learning opportunities to give students with an interest in real estate the ability to develop and manage projects in this growing industry.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning courses offer Purdue’s MBA and graduate students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in a variety of different programs, including Corporate Consulting, Executive Projects, Human Capital Consulting, and more.

Global Supply Chain Management Initiative

As the importance of supply chain continues to grow, the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative develops and encourages today’s brightest students to pursue their interest in supply chain through conferences, competitions, and real-world projects that span the globe.

Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning

The Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning provides students and faculty with state-of-the-art technology and techniques to turn big data into actionable business decisions.

Larsen Leaders Academy

The Larsen Leaders Academy gives students the skills to be tomorrow’s business leaders, offering immersion trips, an exclusive leadership concentration, and the option to live in a learning community.

Purdue Center for Economic Education

The Purdue Center for Economic Education equips K-12 teachers in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties with research-based materials and curriculum to give students the best economic education possible.

Purdue Finance Workshop

The Purdue Finance Workshop hosts events for high-achieving finance students to connect with alumni and improve their financial and professional skills.

Purdue Fintech Center

Embracing the rapid technological transformation in the finance sector, the Purdue Fintech Center empowers students to lead this transformation with a tailored education and access to knowledgeable faculty and entrepreneurs.

Purdue University Research Center in Economics

The Purdue University Research Center in Economics is a space for Daniels faculty and students to conduct research on the effects of laws, regulations, and government programs, and to share results with policymakers and business leaders.

Roland G. Parrish Library

The Roland G. Parrish Library offers resources, tools, and a state-of-the-art facility for business students and faculty to learn, research, and collaborate.

Susan Bulkeley Butler Center

Dedicated to developing leadership for the 21st century, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center hosts seminars, workshops, and experiences that build skilled leaders who can navigate the field of academic decision making.

Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory

The Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory provides Purdue faculty and graduate students state-of-the-art technology to facilitate data collection and research in economics, management, and related fields.